Known for its uplifting, restorative properties, Lemongrass oil is a popular choice for inclusion in sports massage blends. It is cleansing and deodorizing, and can also be used as an effective insect repellent. Blends well with Geranium, Lavender True and Cedarwood Atlas.
Lemongrass is of Indian origin and comes from a family of fragrant grasses which include Palmarosa and Citronella. Today it is cultivated in many tropical countries including central Africa, Brazil, Madagascar, Malaysia and Nepal. Lemongrass plays an important role in traditional Indian medicine primarily in the treatment of fever and disease. It also appears in traditional Chinese medicine, indicated for rheumatism, headaches, colds and stomach pain. It has been found to have a number of properties including analgesic, anti-microbial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, sedative and nervine. Like its cousin Citronella, it is also effective as an insect repellent.
Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and under no circumstances should they be taken as recommendations for cures or treatments for diseases or medical conditions. Therapeutic oils are used to support natural body functions and work in harmony with our body's physiology.
Ways to use
Deodoriser and Insect repellent
It has a pleasant, refreshing scent and antiseptic qualities that, when diffused, effectively cleanse the air and deter airborne insects.
With diuretic qualities Lemongrass can be used to support the relief of fluid accumulation caused by long periods of standing. 5 drops to a foot bath has an added deodorising effect.
Lemongrass is a great refreshing scent to be added to a massage blend, especially for sports massage as it offers a balancing and cleansing effect. Add 5 drops per massage.
To support even temperature and help natural balance in a heated body, add 5-10 drops of Lemongrass to a tepid bath, or to Sweet Almond oil and rub all over the body, as required. Always consult a health specialist to rule out complications.
Safe when used as directed. May cause irritation in sensitive skin. If ingested, drink milk. Avoid eyes, flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body process for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as recommendation for cure of any medical condition or disease.
Cymbopogon citratus, leaf, distilled, certified organic, Nepal.